Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Traditions

Happy Friday! For us that means pizza and movie night! All 4 of us just watched Cat in the Hat, the live action version. It was really bad. Thank goodness I had a weeks full of flyers to catch up on while it was on or else I would have gone crazy! And it had plenty of scenes I thought were not all too appropriate for my 2 and 4 year old!!

And right after I get this posted, the tradition continues. My hubby (sidetrack: of nearly six years! our anniversary is on Sunday!) and I are watching Wild Hogs and eating popcorn! And that will be the highlight of my day. Well, if you don't count the sale at the fabric store...I am so boring!!

I also wanted to quickly say that I've added another design to my Etsy portfolio. Like I promised, nothing too super fancy, but a delicious Amy Butler fabric and a great cut make these sweet flared pants a fall wardrobe staple. The listing includes a wide headband so that no matter what top is worn with the pants, the entire look will still be synchronized.

Take a look by clicking on the picture to the right, or click here to see my Etsy store.

Have a great long weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Another Indelible Design

I have had such a blast being part of the Indelible launch with other ebay independant designers. At it's peak, there were over 110 designs available!!

I have a second design up using Joel Dewberry's incredible fabrics - click here to check it out.

My first Indelible design is still available and ending today - click here to see that one.

Thanks! Have a super day!

Monday, August 27, 2007

What did you do all day? A funny...

Let me preface this joke (that had me laughing out loud) by saying, THANK GOD I have a husband who has never had the nerve to ask me what I have done all day!! Okay, here ya go, enjoy!

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"

She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?"

"Yes," was his incredulous reply

She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."

Thursday, August 23, 2007

An Indelible Design

What an exciting day this is!! Not only is the sun shining, and we're planning a trip to the petting zoo, but...the Indelible launch is finally here!

I have joined over 50 other independant designers for an amazing launch using the debut collection of fabric by Joel Dewberry. Click here or on the logo to the right to see the whole fantabulous launch!

My design includes a wrap top with flutter sleeves, ruffle-legged cord pants in a sublime shade of baby blue, and a wide headband. Click the picture to the right, or click here to see my listing.

I also want to say thanks for the support over on Etsy!! I am loving the simplicity of selling over there! Fiona designed a long-sleeved T for herself, and I'm offering it as a custom tee over there. Click here to see that listing.

Have a great Thursday! The sun is shining, so I hope I will as soon as I can wrangle my kids out of jammies and into daywear, and out the door!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Your Children Are Not Your Children

I have a short break in a busy day to share a favorite song of mine. It is a version of Khalil Gibran's poem, On Children, and the first moment I heard it - it stopped me dead in my tracks. Not only is it hauntingly beautiful, but its message is one that is true in the most divine sense.

Click here for a link to the song courtesy (Music by Ysaye M. Barnwell, © 1980 Barnwell’s Notes Publishing; recorded by Sweet Honey In The Rock® on “Selections.” Used by permission of the composer.) The text of the song is below. I hope you enjoy it.

Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself
They come through you but they are not from you and though they are with you
They belong not to you

You can give them your love but not your thoughts
They have their own thoughts

You can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in a place of tomorrow
Which you cannot visit not even in your dreams
You can strive to be like them
But you cannot make them just like you

Strive to be like them
But you cannot make them just like you

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Another Reversible Skirt!

Wow - I've had GREAT feedback on the holiday reversible skirt! Thanks so much everyone!

The ones I listed on Etsy have sold, but I had some time to myself today and whipped up another. Ha - whipped up makes it sounds like it was as easy as egg whites - which it WAS NOT! But it was more fun, that's for sure!

This skirt is more funky with a bold plaid, wacky polka dots, and an unconventional Christmas print that I have been hoarding since last year ;)

Click here to see the Etsy listing, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

One of those days...

I've had one of those days, you know the kind. The only time I have sat down today is to sew. Oy. I am tired. I'm sure being 5 months pregnant may have a little to do with it, too.

So, what have I been up to, you ask?

I have joined the Etsy world of handmade goodies. I'm thinking my shop will stock simpler styles sold in separates, but don't hold me to that. The Ambrosia Couture shop is just barely stocked, but I am really excited about my "Ultimate Holiday Reversible Skirt" that I have for sale there. You can check out my Etsy shop by clicking here.

What else...Busting my @ss to get ready for Sydney's impromptu "Leaf Contest" running at our house tomorrow morning. Green leafy crafts and snacks will abound, all courtesy of Syd's imagination - I was not allowed to contribute a SINGLE idea. I'm sure there will be PLENTY of pictures to share!

And just because I can, I want to plug this great outfit I found by Jenn of takeabowcreations. I really love everything about it! The fabrics, styling....if it were a smidge bigger it would be's. Check out her auction by clicking here.

Off to at 10PM. How many coffees can I safely drink again? Just kidding...I really just have an IV laced with caffeine set up by my iron. The coffee upsets my stomach :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Four vs. One

I had an ultrasound yesterday (only 5 weeks late, oy) and was incredibly surprised to NOT see a little penis on the black and white screen! Another girl for us! I have been feeling girl vibes for the last few weeks, but was still hopeful for a boy. When the tech said it was a girl, I couldn't stop giggling :)

"Me and my three daughters." I have to admit I kind of like the sound of that!

My husband and I haven't even thought of girl names! He's asked his friends on Facebook for suggestions, so I'll ask you :)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Let's call it cocoa

My new fall design, that is! I listed this new 3 piece semi-custom dress set. I have had these fabrics for awhile now, but couldn't bring myself to use them in the summer. If I do say so myself, I think it's the perfect set to transition into fall.

My mailing list members got a special offer when they use the BIN option - what, you're not a member? Email me to be added, and I'll let you in on the secret...

Click here to see the whole auction!